General Mills Named a Top Corporate Citizen by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Annual Survey Ranks Corporate Responsibility Performance of Major Companies Globally
Mar 3, 2011 4:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) General Mills was named today to Corporate Responsibility magazine’s list of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for 2011. General Mills ranks 12th in the magazine’s 12th annual ranking.

“General Mills strives to stand among the most socially responsible consumer food companies in the world, and we’re proud to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2011,” said Ken Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills. “We work hard every day to earn the trust of consumers, and being a responsible corporate citizen is integral to maintaining that trust.”   This recognition from Corporate Responsibility magazine is the latest of several recent prestigious corporate awards for the company.  Fortune magazine recently named General Mills to its Fortune’s Most Admired Companies and Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For lists for 2011. A full list of the company’s corporate awards is online at   Methodology

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list is based on more than 320 data points of publicly available information in seven categories, including: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial performance and governance. The 100 Best are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies.

  The 100 Best List methodology will be published in the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list issue of Corporate Responsibility magazine, which is mailed to 20,000 subscribers in March. The 100 Best list is also online at   About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales. For more information, go to